Coaches

 

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Garrett Fisher

Head Coach/Forwards Coach

I started playing rugby while in high school with the Westerville Worms Rugby Club. I continued my playing career at Bowling Green State University where I played for 5 years competing in 4 national tournaments.  I had the pleasure to play in South Africa with Rand Afrikaans University and also coach shadow in Ireland with Old Belvedere Rugby Club.  I have been at Denison University for 7 years and have had the pleasure of working with players and administrators to make Denison Women’s Rugby one of the top programs in the country.


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Stephanie “Parma” Bowers

Backs Coach

I started playing rugby when I was 15 years old and a freshmen in high school. I played for the Parma Pink Flamingos.  I continued my rugby career at The Ohio State University, and was starting scrum half for five years.  At Ohio State I studied Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus in math and science.  After college, I played for Scioto Valley Women’s Rugby Club in central Ohio. Three summers ago I helped create an elite women’s 7s squad with my coach titled W1823.  I continue to play for W1823.  Last fall I began assistant coaching and will continue my coaching career with Denison University Fall of 2016.


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Nic Lovatt

Backs Coach

I started playing rugby when I was a freshmen in high school with the Eastside Rugby Club.  I continued my rugby career at The University of Cincinnati, and was fly half for four years.  I was also in the U20 USA National Team Pool. At University of Cincinnati I studied Mechanical Engineering.  Prior to coaching at Denison, I have coached with Ohio State, Lakewood High School, Ohio Elite High School and College teams, as well as the Midwest Thunderbirds U-19 and U-23 teams.  I began as the backs coach with Denison Women’s Rugby in the Fall of 2014.